Friday, 13 October 2017 05:53

Kevin Armstrong Of Antrim 1940's Fame

Kevin Armstrong: Antrim's Northern Shining Star In Hurling and Football Born 1922 - Died 1992   It takes an immense belief in the sporting deeds of an Antrim hurler and footballer, one you have never seen in action and still manage to place that legend into a Hall Of Fame alongside a historic collection of Irish sports legends. The written words transmitted over several decades on the prowess of Kevin Armstrong of Antrim, have spelled out the respect he was…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:07

Seán Flanagan - Mayo Football Legend

Captain In Successive Years When Mayo Won Sam Maguire Cup in 1950/51 Seán Flanagan's Record Up For Serious Attention When speaking of Mayo’s football icons it is not possible to stray too far outside the era of the early 1950’s when the county won the Sam Maguire Cup in the successive years of 1950 and 1951 and in the interim decades right up to 2017, Mayo are still making gallant efforts to bring Sam back to Mayo.   The heartaches…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 23:08

Peter McGinnity Of Fermanagh All Star Fame

One Of Fermanagh's Greatest Ever Footballers   From Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, Peter McGinnity is recognised far and wide by gaelic football fans throughout the Emerald Isle as one of the genuine greats of the game. Peter’s golden eras came in the 1970s and 80s decades and at a time when the footballers from the Kingdom of Kerry were setting new and unprecedented winning standards, as they became a team of superstars. Quietly and with great dignity, Peter McGinnity in the green…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:38

Miko Doyle Of Kerry Left a Unique Legacy

Kerry Footballer Set A Distinctive Record Unlikely To Be Repeated    Miko Doyle, Austin Stacks, Tralee, Co. Kerry.       Born 8th April 1911 – Died 29th September 1980   Trawling through the Golden Memories of gaelic football in days goneby one historic story of a Kerry footballer who won four All Ireland senior football medals before he celebrated his 21st birthday is certainly worthy of incorporation in the All Ireland Hall Of Fame Online Gallery. Austin Stacks are a…
Sunday, 08 October 2017 04:44

John Twomey's Lifetime GAA Involvement

I Played My Last Game At 53 Recalls Cork Champion G.A.A. Volunteer I was born in Shanbally, Co. Cork, in 1946 and lived there all my life.Shanbally (Seanbaile) is a small village in Cork’s lower harbour area just two miles outside of Ringaskiddy.I attended National School there where I got my very first introduction to hurling & football and the local Club Shamrocks.  The School Principal was Mr. Bernie O’Flynn, himself a former senior hurler with the club and a…
Monday, 02 October 2017 20:55

Shamrocks GAA Club, Shanbally, Co. Cork

Cork Carrigdhoun Club Steeped in History The Club was founded in 1898 but the origins of hurling go back to 1828 when a local Landlord Captain William Connor of the Ballybricken Estate in Shanbally first mustered a team to engage with Kilmoney from Carrigaline.  Captain Conner, Trinity College educated, was an Officer on Board the English warship Bellerophon where Napoleon handed over his sword in surrender after the battle of Waterloo. Hurling had its roots and later and even before…
Monday, 30 December 2013 23:52

Patrick Nally - Famous Mayo Nationalist

Patrick Nally - In Prison When Gaelic Athletic Association Was Founded The stadium stands at Croke Park commemorated a proud and famous trio of Irishmen, Michael Cusack of Co. Clare, Michael Hogan of Co. Tipperary and Pat Nally. Nally was born at Balla, Co. Mayo on March 17th (St, Patricks Day) 1855 and he was an avid sportsman. He was a celebrated athlete and a man who cared deeply about the preservation of traditional Irish cultures and pastimes. Cusack and…